COVID-19 Guidance/Recommendations for Vermont Schools

13 July 2021

As of midnight on June 15, 2021, the Vermont's state of emergency related to COVID-19 has ended. All Agency of Education Guidance issued under the authority of the Governor's emergency order has been rescinded as of the same date.

With the rescission of mandatory COVID-19 guidance, what you will now find on this page are recommendations and best practices, informational memos, and regulatory guidance documents related to federal funding programs aimed at COVID-19 recovery. Please see our Education Recovery page to access related guidance and resources.

You can continue to find recommendations related to health and safety in Vermont schools on the Health Department's PreK-12 Schools website, including their recommendation that unvaccinated people wear masks when inside throughout the summer in schools, child care and summer camps.

Education Recovery

COVID-19 Staff Surveillance Testing Webpage

Memo: Calculating A School's Vaccination Rate (8/27/21)

Memo: COVID-19 Contact Tracing for Fall 2021 (8/20/21)

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Webpage

Memo: School District Authority to Require Masks (8/18/21)

Memo: COVID-19 Prevention Measures for Fall 2021 (8/5/21)

COVID-19 Education Recovery Framework and Toolkit

Education Recovery: School Construction

Memo: Use of ESSER Funds to Support Regional CTE Centers (7/13/21)

Memo: Career Technical Education Recovery Planning Guidance (5/6/21)

Vermont Career Techincal Education Recovery Plan Template (Word Document) PDF Version (5/6/21)

Guidance: Education Recovery No. 1 (2/26/21)

A Strong and Healthy Year

Instructional Operations for Fall 2021 (5/28/21)

Memo: COVID-19 Prevention Recommendations for the End of the School Year (5/28/21)

 A Strong and Healthy Year: Safety and Health Guidance for Vermont Schools (Updated 4/8/21)

Financial Guidance

COVID-19 Federal Emergency Funds - Overview information, updates, applications, reporting and deadlines for the CARES Act (GEER, CRF and ESSER), CRRSA (ESSER II, GEER II, GEER EANS and Child Nutrition) and FEMA.

School Construction with Federal Funds Guidance (6/28/21)

Agency of Education COVID-19-Related Financial Guidance (updated 5/27/21)

Memo: ARP ESSER Phase 1 Application for SU/SDs (5/24/21)

Payment of Special Education Personnel and Contracted Services During School Closure due to COVID-19 (5/13/21)

FEMA Eligibility Guidance (5/11/21)

Memo: Reimbursement for ESSER I Equitable Services (4/9/21)

Memo: ESSER II Application for SU/SDs (3/22/21)

ESSER II Fiscal Guidance (3/22/21)

Memo: American Rescue Plan Act Overview (3/22/21)

Federal Education Funding Planning Guidance (Updated 3/22/21)

Equitable Services to Independent Schools Under ESSER: FAQ (Updated 12/1/20)

Draft Vermont ARP ESSER State Plan Available for Public Comment

School Nutrition Operations and P-EBT

P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions for Schools (2/9/21)

Instructions for Determining Eligibility for P-EBT (2/3/21)

Frequently Asked Questions about Pandemic EBT 2020-21 School Year (co-issued with DCF 1/28/21)

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Secretary Daniel M. French
1 National Life Drive, Davis 5
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

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